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NCRP - Radiological Terms

Posted: Tue Dec 10, 2013 3:41 pm
by OscarG
Many times, we use radiological terms with an "approximate" meaning, so when I found this short document with precise explanations, I thought it would be a good thing to share.

Re: NCRP - Radiological Terms

Posted: Fri Dec 27, 2013 3:42 pm
by GradPhys
Very informative, thanks. I have a question about
skyshine: Radiation scattered back to Earth by the atmosphere above a radiation-producing facility.
Is that normally something one needs to worry about?

Re: NCRP - Radiological Terms

Posted: Fri Jan 03, 2014 4:35 pm
by OscarG
Yes, depending on the source of radiation, skyshine could be an important component, particularly for long term exposures.

Re: NCRP - Radiological Terms

Posted: Thu Nov 02, 2017 1:49 am
by Helen22
Take a look at this. It may give you more insight.

Re: NCRP - Radiological Terms

Posted: Thu Nov 09, 2017 2:21 pm
by GradPhys
OscarG wrote:
Fri Jan 03, 2014 4:35 pm
Yes, depending on the source of radiation, skyshine could be an important component, particularly for long term exposures.
Thank you very much. I used to think this was just a joke that seasoned scientists used to play on new graduates.

This is very helpful!!